Friday, September 7, 2012
Humanity has often turned to the skies for cosmic explanations – sometimes leading to amazing discoveries other times leading to bad predictions.
For those of you planning a trip to the solar system's largest planet, you may want to check out this weather report before taking off!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Jupiter, space, weather, Storms, science, Paul Milliken, Video, Astronomy, Great Red Spot, meteorology, RVA, planet, Force, Motion, energy, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, physics, Earth Science, climate, Climate Change, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method
There sure is a lot of stuff orbiting around Earth! We had to put in a call to clutter cleaner Matt Paxton of TV's "HOARDERS" to help talk the Earth into cleaning up her space! Well, maybe not, but check out this clip to learn about the oh so trashy truth about space junk!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Cosmic Hoarders, Matt Paxton, space, Space Junk, Debris, Trash, Trash Man, Hoarders, Junk, RVA, earth, Data, stem, science, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, history, Force, Motion, energy, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Physical Science, chemistry, physics
Coffee is one of the most commonly purchased products in the United States. Actually about 400 million cups of coffee are sold every single day!
Topics Covered: the body human, coffee, drinks, qyw, question your world, beverages, food, health, home, nutrition, wellness, the body human, Drink, RVA, Data, stem, science, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, United States, Unites States of America, Life Science, chemistry, biology, Life Processes, Liquid, Chemicals
From rear view mirrors to disc brakes, the safety and efficiency of race cars has lead the way to many important inventions that make our day to day driving a lot easier!
Topics Covered: Idea Factory, Racecar, question your world, nascar, Tires, Wheels, technology, Inventions, sports, racing, Auto Racing, Sport, Question, RVA, Data, STEM. Technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, history, Dicovery, Driver's Education, Drive's Ed, Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, Logic, Physical Science, physics
Though women hold nearly half of all the jobs in the US, they still only hold less than 25% of STEM jobs. The Museum is a place for girls to dream about the possibilities of their future!
Topics Covered: Idea Factory, science, Woman, Women in Science, Groundbreakers, science museum of virginia, science museum, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, smv, RVA, Data, Scientific Method, Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Histoyr, Civil Rights, Women's Suffrage, People, Careers, Employment, Occupation, Jobs, Logic, Teaching
The brain is the central cerebral powerhouse of our nervous system and carries out commands that involve, well, the entire body! This vital organ takes up about 20% of the oxygen we take in and is a mere 2% of our body mass.
Topics Covered: the body human, brain, sports, Football, science, question your world, Bodies, Body, Brain Power, Oxygen, Brady Bunch, science museum of virginia, virginia science museum, science museum, RVA, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Life Processes, Life Science, biology
The human foot is a pretty remarkable part of our bodies. 26 bones working together to do some cool things that keep our lives interesting. This is definitely a huge part in keeping us moving and keeping our lives interesting.
Topics Covered: the body human, foot, human, toes, feet, science, smv, question your world, adventures, anatomy, biology, physiology, science museum of virginia, RVA, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Force, Motion, energy, Life Science, biology, Leonardo Da Vinci, Drive, Football, Ballet, Bones, Arts, Renaissance
Thursday, October 20, 2011
How big is a billion? Well, lets count: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, errr...999,999,998...999,999,999..1,000,000,000!! Whew!! Took a bit longer than we thought. A billion is a huge number!! If you were to count from one to a billion you would need nearly 96 years...
Sunday, August 9, 2009
SMV is conducting a multi-year study of fishes and invertebrates. Yes, we’re collecting, identifying, and counting critters! But we’re also looking at the physical environment: water temperature, current, pH... all sorts of other factors that determine what critters live where. OK...